Tag Archives: Visitors

guest post: on the road

We are woken at 5:30am with the call to prayer amplified throughout the steamy capital of Uganda and shortly after, we meet O., our driver for the next few days. O. navigates and weaves around the huge dusty potholes heading … Continue reading

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life = national geographic.

I’ve decided to break down my parents’ recent visit into multiple entries, because the two weeks included so much that it is difficult to process in one bite. They may also write something, which will probably provide more interesting perspective … Continue reading

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guest post: it’s a small world, after all: part two.

E. does not take us to market on market day. Later, when Whit and I are madly lost in the maze of a real market day, I am grateful to E. for this tempered introduction. It is midweek, and only … Continue reading

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guest post: it’s a small world, after all.

We walk in silence, four abreast along the road that leads from W’s house into town. It is quiet, and the trees – Africa trees, E. calls them, gnarly and leafless – stand regal against the moonlight. Our moon shadows … Continue reading

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guest post: you are so fat!

It is five hours from Kampala to Tororo. On long journeys, the matatus adhere to their fourteen-passenger capacity though with children, chickens and luggage there isn’t much of a difference. The air clears as we leave Kampala, and the stress … Continue reading

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guest post: k’la.

One needs six pairs of eyes to negotiate the streets of Kampala. One to eye the ground and be sure not to break an ankle on the worn, uneven strips of red clay that serve not as sidewalks but as … Continue reading

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